Sabah Parks

A statutory body under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment. The Sabah Parks Board of Trustees is responsible for the management of the parks system in Sabah.

In 1962, the Legislative Assembly passed the Sabah National Parks Ordinance which provided for the constitution, maintenance and control of national parks in Sabah. Under this Ordinance, Kinabalu Park (1964) and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (1974) were established. The Sabah Parks Board of Trustees was established in 1964 with the gazzettement of Mount Kinabalu as a Kinabalu National Park.

In 1977, The National Parks Enactment replaced this Ordinance. The new Enactment resulted in opening of the Turtle Islands Park (1977), Pulau Tiga Park (1978) and Tawau Hills Park (1979). This Enactment was repealed and replaced by the Parks Enactment 1984. This was followed by the gazzettement of Crocker Range Park (1984), Tun Sakaran Marine Park (2004) and Sipadan Island Park (2009). Now, Sabah Parks have gazetted 8 Parks all over Sabah.

The main objective of the Sabah Parks establishment is to protect, conserve and preserve natural areas which have been gazetted as a park, especially areas which contain unique features with high esthetical values as a natural heritage, so that it will be remain preserved for the benefit, knowledge, scientific researches and recreational sites for the present and future generations.

The Sabah Parks (Taman-Taman Sabah) official website features:

* The Parks
Protected Areas of Sabah; Parks of Sabah; World & Asian Heritage Site; Terrestrial Parks (Kinabalu Park (Poring, Mesilau, Mount Kinabalu), Tawau Hills Park, Crocker Range Park); Marine Park (Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (Pulau Gaya, Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi and Sulug), Turtle Islands Park, Pulau Tiga Park, Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Sipadan Island Park); Proposed Park (Tun Mustapha Park)

* Park Issues
Climate Change; Agar Wood; Coral Bleaching; Beach Erosion; Community

* Collaboration Projects
SIDP-MCS; THIPA Project; BBEC II-Community Use Zone; Coral Triangle Initiative; Kinabalu EcoLinc Project

* Visitation
Visitors Statistics; Selected Attractions & Sites (Rafflesia Blooming, Turtles, Bird Watching, Salt Trail, Mount Tambuyukon Climbing, Ex-situ Garden)

* Resource Centre
Park Enactment 1984; Enforcement; Development Projects; Publication; Educational Activities
Address:   The Sabah Parks Board Of Trustees
Lot 45 &46, Level 1-5
Block H Signature Office
KK Times Square Coastal Highway
88100 Kota Kinabalu

Kinabalu Park
Batu 31 1/2, Jalan Tamparuli-Ranau
Peti Surat 6,
89307 Ranau

Tawau Hills Park
Air Terjun, Gudang 4,
Bal Estate, Tawau
Peti Surat 62103
91031 Tawau

Crocker Range Park
Batu 8, Jalan Kimanis-Keningau
Peti Surat 934
89008 Keningau

Turtle Islands Park
Taman-Taman Sabah
Jeti Taman Pulau Penyu
Jalan Buli Sim-Sim
Peti Surat No.768
90708, Sandakan

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
Sabah Parks
P.O.Box 10626
88806 Kota Kinabalu

Pulau Tiga Park
Peti Surat 70
89347, Kuala Penyu

Tun Sakaran Marine Park & Pulau Sipadan Park
Kompleks Taman Pulau Semporna
Batu 1 1/2, Jalan Bubul
Peti Surat 163
91308, Semporna

Share this page

Keywords :  
taman kinabalu   kinabalu park   mount kinabalu   pulau sipadan   crocker range   tawau hills park   turtle islands   tunku abdul rahman park   pulau tiga
Guide ID: 922 - Last Updated: September 11, 2013